Thursday, September 3, 2009
Reverend Gary Davis - Give Me A Heart To Love & I Am the Light of this World
One particularly unhappy night in New Paltz in the winter I took a walk with my ipod and shuffle served up "Give Me a Heart to Love You" by the Reverend Gary Davis. I lay on a bench for a long time and listened to that one again and again. You can hear it here - I don't want to put it on youtube acus Smithsonian records has their own channel (there's a nice resource).
Anyway Malachi mentioned "Samson and Delilah" the other night over some Evan Williams and I've been listening to these old records this week. This one I do have for you today is the blog's second song covered by Jorma Kaukonen on Quah, after "Blue Prelude".
Although I have no personal faith, I can still have spiritual experiences from vocal performances like these. Thank you, Reverend.